|"Friend or Foe" Acrylic on panel, 32 x 48 inches|
|"It Will Eventually Drift" Acrylic on panel, 32 x 48 inches|
|"This Road Gets Harder" Acrylic on panel, 42 x 24 inches|
|"It Takes Time and Patience But You'll Get There" Acrylic on panel, 48 x 32 inches|
|"Get Right Back Up"|
I first posted Andrew Hem's work in April, 2010. Since then he's remained busy producing images in his distinctive idiosyncratic style. If you happen to be in LA, head down to Culver City and check out his work at LeBasse Projects. He has a show up currently that opened last weekend. I was down there for a brief visit and got to poke my head in while they were organizing things (Thanks for that). Andrew's work carries with it the complexity of his own fascinations and personal history. Born while his parents fled the Cambodian genocide of the Khmer Rouge, he grew up in the rough neighborhoods of L.A. absorbing graffiti and popular visual culture. His interest in the past mixes and mingles with the visual dialect of his own experience creating a world that delivers the dreamlike qualities of fantasy without sacrificing an honest portrayal of the difficulties of human life. All this is delivered in a style that is confident and fluid, with a dynamic feel for composition, giving us a singular vision of one man's personal take on life.
You can see more of his work on his website: andrewhem.com.
To see more of his latest paintings visit the gallery: LeBasse Projects